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these back to school sales? >>> and they're calling it karmageddon. an event so big, how one major city is gearing up to go nowhere fast. >>> from nbc world headquarters in new york this is nbc nightly >>> from nbc world headquarters in new york this is nbc nightly news with lester holt. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> as we come on air this sunday meeti ievening a criticag is under way with president obama at the white house. standing in the way, republic republicaninrepublicans trying to hold the line against tax increases and democrats unhappy over changes to medicare and medicaid. hanging in the balance, an august 2nd deadline to give the government authority to borrow the money it needs to pay its bills. nbc's mike viqueira is at the white house to bring us the latest. >> reporter: you're absolutely right. the president is at this moment in the cabinet room, the west wing. house and senate leaders, republican and democrat. at the top of the meeting reporters asked the president whether he needs to come to an a agreeme agreement. there's an impasse now over the nex
about the big burg ever. >> 2500 quarter pounder's worth. that's a big burger. it's going to weigh-in at over 700 pounds. they had to make a special contraption to flip it. >> how do theyno k ifwey it's done? >> he could go on all day. parts of the country sizzle as the battle rages to contain a monster wildfire. >>> blown away. a terrifying moment caught on tape, and tonight, the remarkable outcome. >>> and the princess bride. on her big day in monaco, following in the footsteps of the legendary grace kelly. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. we've learned more today about why the legal case against the former head of the international monetary fund, dominique strauss-kahn, may be falling apart. strauss-kahn was released from house arrest yesterday after prosecutors raised serious questions about the hotel maid who accused him of sexually assaulting her in a new york city hotel suite. nbc's ron allen is in lower manhattan tonight. >> reporter: good evening, kate. strauss-kahn still faces some serious charges of sexual assault, but it's almost as if his
wing here, how big is this pool of people that could produce such a person? >> that pool of people i would say is very, very limited. what we see here is a rather extreme single instance rather than something representative. >> reporter: the maximum punishment in norway for any crime is 21 years in prison. if convicted, the 32-year-old suspect will be back on the streets when he's 53 years old. the suspect's lawyers said that the suspect is willing to appear in court here in oslo on monday, and explain why he did it. and the lawyers said that the suspect will say that what he did was, quote, atrocious, but necessary. lester? >> martin fletcher in oslo tonight, thank you. norway hasn't known this kind of terror since world war ii. it's a place where gun violence is rare and bombings are virtually unheard of. now oslo takes its place in a long list of places forever scarred by large scale mass murder. tonight, michelle franzen with the survivors' stories. >> reporter: as the search for victims continues, a very different search is under way at the place where families have come to iden
wave. big ridge of high pressure dominating much of the nation is a reason why and we'll see temperatures in the mid to upper 90s across much of the ohio valley. here are some of the exact numbers we're expecting to see tomorrow. on sunday, 104 in minneapolis. so those heat indices could range from 110 to 115 after you factor in that humidity. this is how it looks the next few days. this extended period of heat. watch out for your elderly neighbors. if you suffer from m.s. or asthma, heart conditions, take it easy when you're outside. the folks in the great lakes and northeast will see some relief on monday as a storm system moves out of canada and brings in cooler air, but that cooling relief will will come at the expense of severe weather if you have beach plans across this region. on monday, heads up because we could see trees down due to strong, gusty winds, that could many power outages. we'll be watching that for you. >> thank you. >>> more explosive revelations today in the phone hacking scandal that is threatening rue putter -- rupert murdoch's media empire. the contr
the nation and getting worse before it gets better. >>> closing court a big city has to turn people away because the money has run out. is this any way for courts in america to do business? >>> family ties. if you have the gene that raises your risk of alzheimer's disease, would you want to know about it? tonight the story of a family that had to make that decision. making a difference for noble animals that deserve a better life. >>> and coming in for a landing for the very last time. >>> and coming in for a landing for the very last time. nightly news begins right now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. they tell us the scientific explanation is this. high pressure compressing the air, cooking the air and ramming it down on top of us and holding it there. but here's the real problem. there are now 34 states where there are heat advisories or heat warnings. one million square miles of our country where folks are being warned about the heat tonight. the heat, the severe heart of it, affects 141 million americans as it moves over big population centers. we can
rupert murdoch's vast media empire. which includes some big brand names in this country. cnbc's david faber joins us in new york for some insight. david, this has now reached to one of murdoch's top deputies. what does this do to his damage control efforts. >> he's been trying to do damage control since the middle of last week in some ways when he finally started to distance himself from rebekah brooks who resigned, of course, a couple days later. the scandal does not appear to have crested yet. despite giving up the purchase of b sky b for what would have been a $12 billion deal for news corp., a huge important deal they wanted to complete in the uk and, of course, letting go of rebekah brooks and his long time lieutenant les hinton. >> on a personal level for murdoch and especially his son, are they in some sort of legal jeopardy? >> james murdoch has got to be the focus right now. because of course rebecca brooks and les hinton both having been gone, james murder okay runs news international. he has the number three position at the company, essentially, after chase carey, an execut
on his caucus is put to test in standoff. feel like you're being tested? >> it is a test. this is a big step, trying to get control of our deficit and our debt and trying to do it by the august 2nd deadline. so it is a big test. >> some people who are friends of yours have said this isn't fair. your job is to run your party. but there is another party in there too. you have this tea party caucus that didn't come to washington with the same values. >> it is not the tea party caucus. most of the freshmen are frankly in pretty good shape. it would be more what i would describe as some hard-line conservatives who want more. i don't blame them. i want more too. but this was an agreement between the bipartisan senate leaders and myself. it is what's doable. and i think we can get there. >> mr. speaker, is it fair to say you have a bit of a rebellion on your hands? or do you feel -- >> i've got a little rebellion on my hands every day. it comes with the territory. >> you're not worried. >> never let them see you sweat. >> i'm disappointed. i care about john boehner. i think he's a good person.
: well, if the idea is that rebel forces will make a big push into tripoli and force him to step aside, that's unlikely to happen any time soon. they have been making progress southwest of here. they've been battling over the city of bir al ghanim. today gadhafi's forces pushed back hard. they showed when they want to, they can outgun the rebels. there's a sense that gadhafi is doing what he can to drag this conflict on. he's holding the rebels back, but not going on the offensive, he's used a large security force to control this city. a strategy that seems to be working even with these large air strikes. kate? >> stephanie gosk, in tripoli, thank you. >>> back in the u.s., the fourth of july weekend getaway is underway. while we promise not to use the word staycation, we find ourselves having to say it again. americans just aren't traveling great distances on this holiday. nbc's aditi roy joins me from santa monica. >> reporter: 49 million americans are hitting pools, parks and beaches to escape hot temperatures. it seems this year, we're choosing holiday destinations that are closer
? the only response we got was, "she's safe." >> reporter: anthony's safety has been a big concern to those around her. her attorneys say she's gotten death threats. she's been vilified online. even at the sight where little caylee's remains were found, there was anger mixed in with the mourning today. >> to remember the crime that someone is yet to pay for. >> reporter: that anger may leave anthony paying in other ways. for high security. though she left the jail with just $537.68 from her commissary account. some say a paid interview, movie or book deal may not be far behind. for now, out of sight, but perhaps unlikely to stay out of the spotlight for long. >> i'm just ready for it all to end. i would like to see something else on my television. >> reporter: of course, there are others who can't wait to get their first glimpse of casey anthony in her new life. tonight, lester, no one is saying where she's spending her first full day of freedom. >> kristen, thank you. >>> you didn't have to be a soccer fan or even fully understand the game to be caught up in the drama that took place a sho
revenue, but drop rates. and there would have also been big changes to the entitlement programs, cuts to medicare, that kind of thing. very serious stuff. they say that they had to walk away and will try to come up with a deal with senate leaders this weekend. lester? >> all right, kelly, thanks. to david gregory, a moderator of "meet the press." david, you're watching all this play out. it looked this morning as if it was the president getting heat for perhaps working -- getting heat from democrats for perhaps working a deal that would put off the whole revenue question for now. so what happened here? >> well, you had days of drama and then an afternoon of drama as kelly's been reporting. this appeared to be on one track and then did derail. one republican aide described it to me as a fish or cut bait moment, they had to get something done by monday and it is simply not there. the politics are nasty and enflamed as you saw. but the big deal here is the u.s. economy on the brink, lester. there is already widespread fear throughout washington that america's debt rating could be downgra
. the city of big spring is so desperate for water, it's building a plant to recycle its sewage. >> the quality of water that we're going to be producing from the production facility is essentially water that you could deliver to somebody's path. >> reporter: fresh or not, for now it's the only water in sight as the dry texas wind brings no rain. charles hadlock, nbc news, big spring, texas >>> in the horn of africa, refugees from somalia continue to flee the famine in that country today, pouring into unicef relief camps in ethiopia and kenya in search of food and shelter. president obama met this week with the presidents of four african nations calling for a greater international response. >>> when nbc nightly news continues, this saturday, was today a turning point for the american college student convicted of murder in italy? and later, another royal wedding day in britain. but for will and kate, this time the pressure was off. transitions adapt to changing light so you see your whole day comfortably... and conveniently while protecting your eyes from the sun. ask your eyecar
a humble american patriot and his response was emotional. >> it is a big surprise, but we should have known a couple of months ago you would get pretty good at this covert ops stuff. >> gates has a lot of fans and ed a might beers in both parties. and he's served in a variety of roles under eight separate presidents of the united states. he turns his job over to former cia director leon panetta. >>> and sadly, news tonight about the fighting men and women secretary gates has focused so much of his time on, three u.s. soldiers killed in iraq yesterday. attack at a u.s. base called shocker, right near the border with iran. seven other americans were wounded, that brings the death toll up to 15 in two years and ten months after the u.s. declared an end to combat operations in iraq. >>> china has a lot to boast about tonight. first today it opened the world's longest bridge over a body of water. it's a bridge about 350 miles southeast of beijing. it's over 26 miles long, that's 2 1/2 miles longer by the way than the causeway over ponchartrain in louisiana, for those keeping score at home. and t
. >>> as "nightly news" continues for this holiday, a big week ahead for america's space program. the final shuttle launch scheduled for friday, and now nasa scientists are taking a new look back in time. >>> later, from great loss, great love. a family with many reasons to celebrate this fourth of july. do you often experience the feeling of a dry mouth? it can be the side effect of many medications. dry mouth can be frustrating... and ignoring it can lead to... sipping water can help, but dentists recommend biotene. biotene moisturizes and helps supplement some of saliva's enzymes, providing soothing relief when you need it most. don't ignore dry mouth... look for biotene in your oral care section today. this has been medifacts for biotene. didn't taste so vegetably? well, v8 v-fusion juice gives you a full serving of vegetables, plus a full serving of fruit. but it just tastes like fruit. and try our deliciously refreshing v8 v-fusion + tea. helps defends against occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas and bloating. with three strains of good bacteria to help balance your colon. you had me at "pr
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and it is simply not there. the politics are nasty and enflamed, as you saw. but the big deal here is the u.s. economy on the brink, lester. there is already widespread fear throughout washington that america's debt rating could be downgraded if the deal is too small. and now we're at a point of talking about no deal at all. the president saying, i don't want a temporary solution. republicans saying, he may have to live with that based on the cuts they have already agreed to. >> treasury department says we have 11 days to get this done. what is the likelihood that the house leaders speaking directly with the senate could come up with something in that time frame? >> there are ways to do this but it comes down to the t word, taxes, tax increases. can there be a balanced plan as the president wants? they're both going to go against the line here to say you can't pass this, we have got to avoid default. but what is it going to take do that? again, i think you'll see republicans looking for a smaller term deal. the president saying, no, it has to be something that extends past the election or w
" continues for this holiday, a big week ahead for america's space program. the final shuttle launch scheduled for friday, and now nasa scientists are taking a new look back in time. >>> later, from great loss, great love. a family with many reasons to celebrate this fourth of july. ♪ >>> the scene in phoenix, arizona on this july 4th holiday as nasa prepares for the final shuttle launch on friday, it's taking its scientific pursuits to new heights. scientists can peer back in time to the creation of the universe. here with an exclusive sneak peek is nbc's tom costello. >> reporter: just after dusk in palmdale, california, onboard a modified 747, nasa's newest, most advanced infrared telescope is taking to the skies for an all-night mission of discovery. >> nasa 747. >> reporter: it's called s.o.f.i.a. flying near the stratosphere two massive doors open up. they're over 99% of the earth case dust and water vapors. it should provide crystal clear infrared views like scientists have never had before of nebulas, planets, stars and comets formed billions of light years ago but only visible to th
and persistent summer pattern with a big ridge of high pressure entrenched over the middle part of the country. the good news is we have relief on the way for the northeast by the end of the week. the jet stream and cooler air comes in from the north. however, by the time we head into the weekend that heat, the 90s and the triple digits, building back into the northern plains so no relief in sight at all for much of the south, in particular, the southern plains and, anne, keep in mind we're coming up on what's typically the hottest time of the year and that's july. >> thanks for the warning. >>> in washington, where the prospect of a major deal on raising the debt ceiling and fix the country's budget problems seems to be slipping away. chief white house correspondent chuck todd now joins us. chuck? >> reporter: anne, it wasn't the heat, it was the debt ceiling here in washington. lots of heated rhetoric. it got ugly and even a bizarre proposal in congress that could be a back doorway to solve the crisis. here's the independent an interview with cbs about social security checks. >> i cannot gua
much fun growing their company. they must be doing something right. big-money experts say they could get $600 million for box right now, but it's not for sale. >> yeah. >> reporter: tom brokaw, nbc news, silicon valley. >>> one other economic note tonight. it's a done deal. the united states government no longer owns a piece of the chrysler corporation, but the majority stakeholder is now the italian automaker fiat. american taxpayers, along with fiat, helped bail chrysler out a few years back. fiat has gradually been raising its stake, and today it bought the last of the u.s. shares along with a small stake held by canada, so tonight fiat owns 53% of this once proud and formerly all-american brand, and at the end of the day the u.s. treasury estimates american taxpayers lost $1.3 billion on this deal. >>> up next here tonight, is it possible while one era ends another one is about to begin? more material today, some audio >>> the nixon library released more material today, some audio of the president, but mostly a trove of memos, many written by folks who are still around and still
. they must be doing something right. big-money experts say they could get $600 million for box right now, but it's not for sale. >> yeah. >> reporter: tom brokaw, nbc news, silicon valley. >>> one other economic note tonight. it's a done deal. the united states government no longer owns a mopiece of the chrysler corporation but the majority owner is now fiat. american taxpayers along with fiat helped bail chrysler out a couple years ago. fiat has gradually been raising its stake and today it bought the last of the u.s. shares along with a small stake held by canada, so tonight fiat owns 53% of this once proud and formerly all-american brand, and at the end of the day the u.s. treasury estimates american taxpayers lost $1.3 billion on this deal. >>> up next here tonight, is it possible while one era ends another one is about to begin? is about to begin? every day, all around the world, energy is being produced to power our lives. while energy developement comes with some risk, north america's natural gas producers are committed to safely and responsibly providing decades of cleaner burnin
] and this is to remind you that you could save hundreds! yeah, that'll certainly stick with me. we'll take it. go, big money! i mean, go. it's your break, honey. same coverage, more savings. now, that's progressive. call or click today. >>> to find and nurture talent is to give a gift that can change lives. in cuba's capital city, one of that country's brightest stars is doing just that. a dancer giving hope to the children of the barrio. nbc's mark potter has our making a difference report. >> reporter: in a desperately poor havana neighborhood at a crumbling palace once home to the u.s. cavalry during the spanish-american war, there is now music and grace amid dreams of glory in the spotlight. molding those dreams is a member of cuba's artistic royalty. she is dancer and coach laura alonzo, the daughter of legendary ballerina alicia alonzo, now sharing her passion with thousands of cuba's poor. >> this is where i can do more good. this is where it will -- the good work is. >> reporter: 15 years ago alonzo opened central prodanza, a barrio dance school that welcomes everyone, no matter their race, si
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